In Photo: Philippine Association of Law Schools logo courtesy of Google Images

THE Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS) call on bar takers to ‘resist the temptation’ of paying less attention to legal ethics, Saturday, Nov 26.

On their Facebook page, PALS posted a message for the 2016 Bar Examinees saying that the last two subjects are easy to ‘throw away’ but they should be focused on their goal.

“Whether out of exhaustion, frustration, or wanting to celebrate already. Resist this temptation. Remain focused on your goal, which is to add “Atty” to the start of your name. THAT is what will give you real cause for celebration.”

PALS also reiterated that legal ethics may have a low percentage on the total bar grade but it should be taken seriously because of its impact on their future law practice.

“…take a moment to reflect on the kind of lawyer that you want to become. What will you be in 5, 10 years? What will you use your law degree for? What kind of clients will you defend? What causes will you champion? Close your eyes and imagine as vividly as possible the lawyer that you are called to be. Remember why you are here.”

As a last reminder, the post ended in a quote saying, “If you know your “why,” you can withstand any “how.””

A total of 6,846 examiners took the bar exams last November 6, 13, 27, and 30 at the University of Santo Tomas. The exam was composed of 8 bar subjects.

By Patricia Lee Yanga

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